How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It might be unusually hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some clues you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s time to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is low on refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the precipitation near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to restore the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 314-838-9800.